Knitting Tutorial: Cocoknits Buttonholes

When teaching my finishing classes, I am often asked about working neat buttonholes. I’ve tried many different techniques over the years and never loved any of the results — they seemed to sag and stretch — so I often avoided buttonholes completely.

Read More →

A Proper Cocoknits Neckline

Every neckline should be as tidy as the one on the right. Unfortunately, most are written like the one on the left. Since I can’t travel to every corner of the world to teach this in my European Finishing class, I’m posting instructions for the Proper Cocoknits Neckline for every knitter to use and enjoy!

Read More →

How To Get Circular Gauge

Have you noticed that your gauge tightens up when you knit in the round? If so, join the club! It’s very common for the knit st to be tighter than the purl st so when you eliminate the purl rows by knitting in the round you often tighten up significantly.

Read More →